James Douglas Turner Sr

1904–1959 (Age 54)
Johnson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Douglas

When James Douglas Turner Sr was born on 30 November 1904, in Johnson, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Warden Turner, was 30 and his mother, Josephine Louise Creed, was 27. He married Sallie Rebecca Byington on 22 May 1926, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 23 June 1959, in Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Mayo Cemetery, Paintsville, Johnson, Kentucky, United States.

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James Douglas Turner Sr
Sallie Rebecca Byington
Marriage: 22 May 1926
James Douglas Turner Jr
Dianna Sue Turner

Spouse & Children

22 May 1926
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States


  • James Douglas Turner Jr


  • Dianna Sue Turner


Parents & Siblings



  • Ernest Redmon Turner


  • Male1904–1959Male

  • Chester Turner


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 8

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Douglas Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Douglas Turner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doughas Turner in household of James Turner, "United States Census, 1920"

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